Blood serotonin in psychotic and brain damaged children
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In this preliminary study blood scrotonin levels were measured in 11 severely disturbed children (9 boys and 2 girls) and 6 controls, matched for age, sex and verbal IQ. Tendency toward higher serotonin levels in patients was noted. However, the difference between patients and controls was not statistically significant. Low intellectual functioning was the only parameter which seemed to be clearly associated with higher serotonin levels.
KeywordsSerotonin School Psychology Brain Damage Serotonin Level Intellectual Functioning
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